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Brake fluid flush & bleed

Flush and bleed the brake fluid every two years.

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What order do you bleed a 2005 Hyundai elantras brakes start to finish to remove air?


Same as the last 100 years on any vehicle

Start at the farthest point-- back right,left rear,
right front, left front

Every 2 years your flush all vehicles all brakes

Mar 03, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

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i put power sterring fluid in my brake master cylinder,what can happen?


It will cause the breaks to not work at all u would have to flush the hole break system out by usein break fluid an bleeding them out till nothing but break fluid comes out I hope this helps buddy

Apr 04, 2012 | 2003 Jeep Liberty

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do you have to bleed your brakes when you change your pads on a 2000 Tahoe


the only time you should have to bleed the brakes is if you opened a bleeder screw, repaired a brake line, replaced a brake hose, replaced a caliper/wheel cylinder, or replaced the master cylinder.

If you have not opened up the hydraulic system than it is not necessary to bleed the brakes.

It can be beneficial to flush the brake system. Brake fluid is hygroscopic which means it likes to absorb moisture. If your brake fluid is dark in color or even green (green color is caused by the erosion of the inside of the brake lines do to water contamination) it wouldn't hurt to flush the brake system. this would essentially be bleeding all four corners until clear fluid comes out. Water in the brake system reduces the boiling point of the brake fluid which can lead to brake failure under extreme braking conditions.

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Feb 10, 2012 | Cars & Trucks

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My ex wife put power steering fluid in the brake master cylinder and drove the car across town..... what should i do


Immediately **** out the contents of the master cylinder, replace with fresh brake fluid, and flush the system.

Flushing can be done by doing a good old fashioned manual bleeding consisting of one person opening and closing the bleeder screws and one person working the brake pedal or many shops will have a brake flush machine that will make quick work of the job.

The P/S fluid in the brake system will cause the seal to bloat and eventually fail. We see several cars every year that this happens to. If its caught early a system flush will take care of it. If ignored everything gets replaced (master cylinder, brake hoses, calipers, and wheel cylinder). We have had a few over the years that where ignored for so long that the brakes eventually locked up.

Sep 30, 2010 | 1991 Mercury Cougar

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brake fluid leaking from ABS distribution block


You have to replace the master cylinder because the fluid that leaks from it is getting into the brake booster and compromising the seals. So you can probably get away with the booster and cylinder. Unless the ABS unit is a part of the either of the affected parts, or isn't working properly, you can leave it alone. ---------------------
A fluid-distribution system includes a plurality of fluid-distribution nodes with three-way ports attached to bleed/flush lines and alternate ports attached to vacuum lines. A first pump is used to draw new brake fluid from a new fluid container, push it through the manifold and ports, and through the bleed/flush lines. Fluid flow through the ports is selectively controlled by a computing device. In this manner, a vehicle's brake system including individual brake lines and ABS systems, may be flushed in a prescribed sequence. The vacuum lines are connected to a second pump via alternate ports of the sequential control valve manifold and may be used evacuated air and contaminated brake fluid from the vehicle's bleeder valves or master cylinder. Additionally, the bleed/flush lines may be connected to the alternate ports during priming or purging of the system. This also facilitates storage of the bleed lines as it prevents brake fluid from spilling and prevents air from entering the system. thanks.

Jul 11, 2009 | 2000 Mercury Cougar

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